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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THtJRSDAV FEBRUARY 9 1950 ThU Paper Consists of Two One No IDS CROSSES COUNTRY IN SEALED Ford 49 who said he was a former employe of the Ford Motor company is helped from a boxcar in which he ar rived in Los Angeles Wednesday from Highland Park Mich with a cargo of auto parts He said he crawled into the car 8 days ago to take a nap while waiting to be in terviewed about a job and when I woke up I was on my way He was tired weak hungry and thirsty but other wise no worse for his experience Republicans Plan to Force Showdown on Civil Rights Washington AP Prodded from within their own ranks republican leaders laid plans Thursday to force a sen ate showdown on civil rights bills Senator Taft of Ohio chairman of the senate GOP poli committee told a reporter that if the democrats Hall to Speak at Conference Minneapolis UR national newscommentator heads a list of speakers who will address a 2day radio news conference at the Uni versity of Minnesota Feb 17 and 18 Clifton Utley of WMAQ Chi cago and NBC will give the prin cipal speech at a dinner in Min neapolis Feb 17 Six other top newsmen are to speak at Minnesotas 4th annual radio news short course They include Manager Wallace Stone of KILO Grand Forks N Dak W Earl Hall editor of the Mason City Iowa GlobeGazette Manager John Meagher of KYSM Mankato Minn Art Stringer of the National Association of Broad casters in Washington News Di rector Jim Bormann of WMT Cedar Rapids Iowa and Promo tion Manager Tony Moe of WCCO Minneapolis Woman Dies in Collision Near Hampton Hampton Grace M Dunphy 45 Des Moines was killed Wednesday in an auto truck collision near here while enroute to a Minnesota funeral Her son George 21 was driv ing the car when it collided with a truck driven by Dick Hutzel 20 Iowa Falls Hutzel escaped Injury and Dunphys injuries were not considered serious Mrs Dunphy a statistical clerk for the public health nursing as sociation was going to St Peter Minn for the funeral of a sister of her divorced husband Authorities said the car ap parently went out of control when the driver applied the brakes on 1 icecovered hill dont move to bring up a fair employ ment practices commission FE PC bill within 2 weeks repubr licans will press for it Tafts statement came after Sen ators Lodge RMass and Ives RN Y said in separate in terviews they will demand action by their party to bolster what both have labeled as a weakkneed in dorsement of civil rights bills in this weeks GOP policy declara tion Chance to Vote We will get a chance to vote on this question and Im hoping that the republicans will show they are for action not just talk about civil rights Ives said The question probably will come before the senate on a motion to take up the FEPC bill which would ban job discrimination on grounds of race or religion Any move to take up FEPC is certain to touch off a filibuster by south ern democrats The quickest way to break this filibuster would be for at least 64 senators to vote to curb debate Otherwise the score of Dixie op ponents could keep the senate tied up until the filibusterers wore themselves out Democratic lieutenants said their checks indicate they probably can rally only from 55 to 60 votes for the debate curb If they get as many as 60 they may order con tinuous senate sessions in an effort to break a talkathon Want DP Action But the democrats want to get action on a houseapproved dis placed persons bill before they plunge into the civil rights mat ter That could delay the civil rights showdown until next month Taft isnt for the FEPC bill pro posed by the administration He has said he will vote to curb debate on any motion to take up the FEPC bill But he wants an FEPC established on a voluntary basis without the punitivepowers the administrations measure would give it New Gestapo Slated for East Reich 3 Million to Be Forced Into Huge Youth Movement Berlin Germany is to have its regimented youth and an allpowerful gestapo just like in the days of Hitler With an unquestioning raise of hands the communist controlled volkskammer peoples chamber Wednesday passed 2 laws which appear to roll the calendar back to 1933 One bill creates a new ministry of state security to direct a spe cial secret police force outside the ministry of interior This politi cal force is to have unlimited au thority to arrest and imprison uny suspected enemy agents spies and saboteurs The other law virtually forces some 3000000 youth in the soviet zone of Germany to become mem bers of the Free Ger man Youth They must join if they want to participate in even the most ordinary everyday ac tivities including sports certain school work and the choice of pro fession By the language of the law the Free German Youth becomes a potential gigantic home spy ring much like the Hitler jugend in which boys and girls were encour aged to betray even their parents if they were antinazi There was nothing but acclaim and approval in the rubber stamp peoples chamber the legislative body for the Russianbacked re gime after Deputy Prime Minis ter Walter Ulbricht said the youth organization would have as its sacred duty the deepening of sovietGerman friendship and an tiAmericanism The new police bill was intro duced by East Germanys Interior Minister Karl Steinhoff who said it was necessary because enemy American agents had threatened peace and order in the soviet zone Chrysler Talks Will Be Resumed Detroit talks in the Chrysler strike will be resumed Friday with both sides farther apart than at any time since its start 16 days ago The breach was widened by fresh demands from the CIO United Auto Workers union Strike leaders demanded fur ther concessions after federal and state mediators arranged another meeting at the bargaining table The new demands were ap proved by the unions national Chrysler conference made up of representatives from all 25 Chrys ler plants They included A union shop among Chryslers 89000 hourly rated workers elim ination of wage inequities and area wage differentials payment of time and a half for Saturday work whether or not it is beyond a weeks 40 hours work increased vacation pay and other benefits 2 Unions Vote for Strike Against Railroads of US Board Ends Hearing on Coal Fight Plan to Report to White House Without Delay Washington soft coal factfinding board Thursday abruptly ended its hearings pav ing the way for President Truman to seek a court order sending striking miners back to work The board met briefly for 15 minutes Thursday morning and then said it felt nothing could be accomplished by long drawnout hearings It said it felt the best thing to do was to close the hearings and report speedily to the white house Cut Off Qebate Board Chairman David L Cole cut off debate and testimony He told John L Lewis and coal indus try representatives who were pres ent that they could file by noon CST statements of their position Mr Trumans investigating board expects to report to the white house this weekend the facts in the coal wage dispute President Truman then can direct the attor ney general to seek a federal in junction to return the miners to the pits for about 80 days The board tried late Wednesday to get negotiations going again in the soft coal dispute But after nearly 9 hours of which lasted until early Thursday decided Lewis and the operators had gotten nowhere Many Facts Cole Said the board which sat in on negotiations learned many interesting and cogent facts about the dispute But Cole added They will have to make an agreement and they will have to make an agreement through their own devices Cole said little about the nego tiations except that the posture of the parties as of Wednesday night was not too unfavorable Peckham Might Get Captaincy Washington Commander George E Peckham of Cresco Iowa executive officer of the battleship Missouri has been rec ommended for a navy captaincy Peckham received 3 silver stars during World war II for distin guished action aboard destroyers in the Aleutians the Solomons and off Tokyo KILLED IN CRASH Frimghar B Davis 78y e a rold Primghar farmer was killed Wednesday in a car truck collision as he pulled out of his driveway on to highway 59 7 rniles south of here Wayne Weinerich Kingsley Iowa who was driving the truck was not Injured SMS f AME tin To Be Auditor for Liquor Unit Des Moines state li quor commission said Thursday it has employed Jesse W Halden former Iowa American Legion commander with the intention of making him a traveling auditor Halden whose home is at New ton joined the commission staff Feb 1 Commission Chairman George Scott said Harden is un dergoing training and probably will be assigned as an auditor in about a month Halden formerly was director of the state safety department divi sion of safety education He was an unsuccessful candidate for the republican nomination for secre tary of state in 1948 Scott said Haldens starting salary was per month it will be when he Is assigned as an auditor and if he gairis the rating of a lop auditor 1 AP Wlrcphoto FOSTER MOTHER WINS CHILD Lee Michel 9yearold film actress kisses her foster mother Mrs Lorraine Michel 55 after a juvenile court judge ruled Wednesday that Mrs Michel and her husband A J Michel had legally adopted the talented youngster in 1945 The ruling followed a tearful courtroom scene in which her natural mother Mrs Lena Wilson Brunaon 35 of Nederland Texas sought to get the child back AP Wirephoto THE LEWIS L Lewis turns on his best smile as he walks out of a confer ence room early Thursday when negotiations between soft coal operators and the mine chieftain collapsed without any agreement on resuming coal production Fears Might NeeB BrownOuts7 DCR Moincs Rodney Q Selby state fuel coordinator said Thursday he feared it would not be long until some Iowa power companies would be forced to go into brownouts He said he had no definite in formation as to the coal situations with the firms which have pow er generating plants But he added some of them probably use as much as 20 tons of coal a day for normal operations If the power plants are forced to slow down the affect will be telling Selby said He said he had a distress call from Washington Iowa for coal Wednesday night and promptly sent some truckers there with stoker coal It was needed for 2 schools and a hospital Efficiency of VA Is Denied Washington citizens committee for the Hoover report Thursday took issue with recent statement of a veterans group that the veterans administration is the most efficient of all large government agencies The committee said in its monthly publication Reorgani zation News that the organiza tion is incorrect The news said the Hoover commission has shown that VA is woefully inefficient The committee mentioned no names but there was no doubt it was referring to the American Legion which recently prsised VA and opposed the Hoover com missions recommended reforms for the agency The committee said that one Hoover commission study re vealed that only one unit in VA approached efficient operation and that organization had only 70 employes out of 200000 VA had 88 different manuals 665 varieties of technical bulle tins and over 400 circulars of various kinds Employes of pri vate life insurance companies handle 4 times as many compar able transactions as a VA em ploye VA was taking 80 days to pro cess the insurance claims of a vet erans widow while private in surance companies settle 70 to 82 per cent of such claims within 15 days The committee said that if the Hoover reforms were enacted a year could be saved in the VA alone without decreas ing any services to veterans CORONER RESIGNS Nevada Grace Haw thorne has resigned as Story county coroner and Dr R H Mor daut has been named to succeed her KILLED ON SLED Kellogfr I7P Gerald Fopma 13 was killed Tuesday when the sled on which he was coasting near a rural school southeast of here struck a post Soys Russia Ahead of U S in Production of Aircraft Washington American aviation expert said Thursday Russia is ahead of the United States both in air craft production and in the number of military planes it has in service However said John F Victory executive secretary of the advisory committee for aeronautics this country isnt disturbed by that sit uation because it feels that it has better planes We think we still have suprem acy in the air he said because House Passes Postal Rate Hike Measure Washington UR The house Thursday passed by voice vote and sent to the senate a bill rais ing postal rates approximately a year Passage came after the house 217 to 150 on a roll call an attempt to shunt the bill aside by sending it back to committee The house met an hour earlier than usual Thursday to get final action on the measure The bill which also will hike postcard rates from 1 to 2 cents is designed to go part way toward meeting an annual postoffice defi cit running upward of 000 President Truman originally asked the rates be increased by Rep Robert J Corbett R Pa protested that the increase was another tax and just a way of covering up inefficiency Others predicted it might drive some newspapers and mail order firms out of business One amendment adopted pro vided a new exemption for agri culture publications and religious scientific or educational publica tions designed only for education regardless of whether they make a profit Only nonprofit publica tions are exempt from postage un der present law The house also voted discretion ary authority to the postmaster general to raise or lower some special charges such as that for special delivery The house beat down a proposed exemption from the rate raise for newspapers up to 150000 circu lation The bill carries such an exemption for publications with up to 10000 circulation Child Badly Hurt When Hit by Auto Burnham 5 yearold son of Mr and Mrs Bob Burnham was in serious condi tion with head injuries in the Mitchell county Memorial hos pital Thursday after being struck by a car driven by Lewis Falke sted Wednesday The child a pre primer pupil darted in frontof the car before the driver could stop Falkested took the child to the hospital Hospital attendants said he passed a restless night CANASTA TOURNAMENT Weslaco Tex first tournament to select a world canasta champion starts here Thursday night with play divided into 5 30minute rounds V Date Set for Walkout of Workers Wage Hour Dispute Before National Mediation Board Chicago unions rep resenting 250000 trainmen and conductors announced Thursday that their members have voted to authorize a strike against the na tions railroads No strike date was set but offi cials of the 2 unions said a date probably would be announced this week Results of the strike vote were announced by W P Kennedy president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and Harry Fraser president of the Order of Railway Conductors 95 Per Cent They said members voted by a 95 per cent majority to strike if necessary to gain their demands Their wage and hour dispute with the railroads now is before the national railway mediation board but Fraser and Kennedy said there is no basis in sight for a satisfactory settlement If a settlement is not reached in mediation shortly the 2 organ izations will fix a strike date they said The unions seek no general wage increase but instead want changes in work rules which would mean more pay 40Hour Week The trainmen seek a 40hour work week for yardmen now working 48 hours and in some cases more They also seek time and a half for hours worked over 4o Conductors and trainmen both seek a reduction in the basic work day from the present 150 miles or 7i hours to 100 miles or 5 hours The strike threat came as the railroads were cutting service and laying off employes because of the coal shortage resulting from the soft coal strike of the superior performance and military effectiveness of our air craft Victory said in a prepared speech that neither t h e United States nor Russia has a practical military plane of supersonic speed U S planes can go faster than sound now only when un armed he said adding We see ourselves in the posi tion of a runner in a race who knows he is being hard pressed Victory first employe of the NACA when it was founded in 1915 as the nations chief agency for basic air research addressed the Cosmopolitan club The struggle for the survival of civilization is now underway in the research laboratories of our land he said There the out come of our present campaign to hold communism in check and prevent another world war is be ing decided He said the atomic bomb is solely an offensive no value without a means of deliv ering it to its target So he added airpower be comes the key to the problem of preserving our own security as well as preserving world peace Thats one reason he indicated why Russian progress in develop ing a supersonic atomcarrying craft is a secret on which our in telligence resources are concen trated Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Thursday night Low Thursday night near 10 above Sunny and mild again Friday with high about 42 Iowa Fair Thursday night not so cold northcentral portion Friday partly cloudy and a lit tle warmer Low Thursday night 2025 Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and not so cold Thursday night Snow flurries north Friday tly cloudy and somewhat er Low hursday night zero 0 above 10 to 15 south High Friday 15 to 20 north 25 to 30 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 35 Minimum 3 At 8 a m 2 Precipitation 63 Snow inches Bennett Is Displeased by Demo Snub Des Moines J Ben nett the only democratic candi date in the race for governor thus far Thursday voiced his displeas ure over a resolution passed by Polk county young democrats Wednesday night in which they lamented his candidacy Bennett announced Thursday he had sent telegrams to President Truman and Democratic National Chairman Boyle objecting to the Polk county action Copies of the telegrams released by Bennett said he objected es pecially to a portion of the reso lution criticizing him because he switched parties in order to run as a democrat Bennett said this was an unjust reflection on millions of other Americans who also have changed their party affiliation from republican to democratic He claimed that State Democratic Chairman Jake More had ex pressed regret over the wording of the Polk county resolution More himself said however that although Bennett called him up he More took no sides what soever in the controversy The democratic party encour ages free and open discussion within its ranks More said and the state central committee does not attempt to pass judgment on the acts of organizations within the party Bridges Does Not Disagree With Reds San Francisco H a r r y Bridges says he didnt disagree so much with the communist pro gram but refused to join the party for fear of deportation Further he testified at his fed eral trial on perjury charges Wed nesday he never paid dues to the party never signed an application to join and the communists did not dominate or dictate strategy in the 1934 waterfront strike It was that west coast strike in which Bridges newlyformed In ternational Longshoremens union emerged as a power and propelled the Australianborn Bridges into a career as a controversial union leader a man whom the govern ment twice before has tried un successfully to deport   

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